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GUADIANA, San Miguel De
Allende Real Estate For Sale

Nestled in the heart of San Miguel de Allende is the small neighborhood of Guadiana, a coveted residential area. The neighborhood’s picturesque charm is enhanced by wide cobbled streets, scenic parks, and both well-preserved as well as newer homes. Among Guadiana’s highlights is a beautiful central park—2nd largest in the city center—that provides a relaxing respite amidst an urban landscape. There are many terrific nearby establishments to discover, thanks to the diverse assortment of charming local boutiques, galleries, and bakeries immediately adjacent to or within this neighborhood. The adjacent thoroughfare Ancha de San Antonio hosts a plethora of shops, cafés, and restaurants, or shop for fresh local produce, artisanal products, and flavorful cuisine at the organic market, Mercado Sano, which hosts a weekly Farmers’ Market event akin to a Block Party where hundreds of expats meet-and-greet each Saturday to enjoy farm-table seating for fresh-cooked meals and entertainment.

Living in Guadiana puts you in a prime location offering unsurpassed convenience, allowing for an exceptional quality of life. If you’re looking to relax outdoors and immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant culture, Juarez Park and Instituto Allende are a short walk away. It’s an easy ten-to-twelve-minute stroll leading to the Jardin and the historic Centro, putting an extensive array of top-rated shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues easily within reach.

Interested in Guadiana as you’re searching San Miguel de Allende real estate for sale? Here, you’ll get a closer look at this sought-after neighborhood. We’ll give you information on the lifestyle, the real estate options, the attractions, and all of the activities you can enjoy.

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With its location in the high sierra, Guadiana and the rest of San Miguel de Allende experiences a tropical climate with crisp and clean air. Daytime temperatures range from around 21°C to 30°C from January to May. March is typically the driest month, while July is when the area usually gets the most amount of rainfall, averaging 11 days of rain. The warmest nighttime temperatures occur in June, averaging 13°C, while the coldest evenings happen in January, with temperatures averaging 4°C. The city enjoys a 40-degree diurnal swing in the winter and 25-degree diurnal swing in the summer, meaning even winter days are in the upper 70’s F, and summer nights still cool down to the mid-50’s F, eliminating any need for air conditioning.


Guadiana, like San Miguel, is around a four-hour drive from the Mexico City airport, or a ten-hour drive from the US border.

Although there are no airports located in the city, there are two located nearby: Aeropuerto Internacional de Queretaro (code QRO) and Aeropuerto Internacional de Bajio (code BJX), which are both roughly 75 minutes away by car. These airports offer flights to and from several cities in the US.

As a neighborhood, you can get around Guadiana entirely on foot. Heading anywhere else in the city, an abundance of taxis can be found for about 60 Mexican pesos (currently about $3.50 USD). Ride-sharing apps like Uber are also available. If you need to transport heavy or bulky items, you can utilize “Mixtos,” which are large taxis the size of small trucks.



There are three top-quality private hospitals accessible to Guadiana:

  • Hospital Joya San Miguel de Allende
  • Hospital Mac San Miguel de Allende
  • Unimed Hospital

Among the three, Hospital Joya is often the most recommended by expats since it offers a full range of medical services and treatments.

Several physical therapy clinics and rehabilitation centers are also available in the area, such as:

  • Movement Is Medicine
  • Fisio San Miguel
  • Centro de Rehabilitacion Fisica Sanmiguelense (CREFIS)

There are plenty of dental clinics throughout San Miguel de Allende offering a wide range of treatments and procedures.



Those interested in San Miguel de Allende real estate for sale will be able to find a varied selection of real estate options in Guadiana that can meet any type of preference or requirement. Prospective homebuyers can choose from a mix of historic Spanish Colonial-style properties and exquisite contemporary residences, all offering a seamless blend of comfort, privacy, and sophistication.

Real estate options in Guadiana range from comfortable casitas to sprawling estates, providing buyers with a wide range of choices. Historic homes in the neighborhood preserve their original charm with traditional details and finishes, while some residences have been expertly restored and equipped with features designed for modern living. As example, the neighborhood’s most expensive sale in recorded history—a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices listing—sold for $3.2MM USD in 2023 boasting the most modern remote-access Insteon technology available anywhere globally.

This fully gentrified neighborhood features an impressive collection of beautiful luxury properties ranging in price sometimes from the mid-$500K range to normally capping at about $2.4 million. When searching San Miguel de Allende real estate for sale online, Guadiana proves among the most popular choices and is guaranteed to satisfy buyers seeking an exceptional quality of life in an area also boasting a flat, short walk to the Jardin.

You’ll find luxury homes equipped with a range of first-rate features such as lush interior courtyard gardens, cutting-edge smart home technology, expansive natural light-filled living spaces, and impeccably designed master suites with stylish designer fixtures. Many homes in Guadiana take full advantage of the city’s pleasant climate, old-world setting, and sweeping views with outdoor features like spacious terraces, patio decks, and rooftop gardens ideal for relaxing or entertaining guests.

No other neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende has a more perfect blend of colonial charm, modern sophistication, and easy access to amenities and attractions, while also offering a flat walk. Whether you’re in the market for a permanent residence or a vacation home, the properties in Guadiana are sure to fulfill your real estate goals.

Want to browse the finest selection of homes in Guadiana while searching San Miguel de Allende real estate for sale? Head to our Guadiana neighborhood page to view listings in our Luxury Collection.


Living in Guadiana,
San Miguel De Allende

Local attractions

Living in Guadiana puts you minutes away from many of the finest attractions and destinations in the city, such as:

Guadiana Park

Guadiana Park is located between Calle Porranca and Calle Guadiana, across Ancha de San Antonio. A popular destination for families, the park features winding paths with many benches, two fountains, a butterfly garden, and an abundance of plants and trees.

Guadiana Park is managed by a committee of local residents—who raised a six-figure sum to renovate the park—together with the city of San Miguel de Allende. Some of its paths are lined with engraved memorial stones which are available for purchase. Proceeds earned from the memorial stones are used for gardening and for purchasing new plants. Most of the park’s maintenance requirements are paid for through donations.

Parroquia San Miguel Arcangel

Soaring above San Miguel de Allende’s central plaza are the neo-Gothic sandstone towers of Parroquia San Miguel Arcangel, a historic church dating back to the 1600s. Honoring the city’s patron saint, the parish has been the city’s most iconic landmark ever since its towers were built in the 18th century, following the collapse of the original structure in the mid-1600s.

Added in the late 19th century, the church’s current picturesque façade is a stunning example of European Gothic architecture. Before entering, look up to catch a glimpse of the intricately designed turrets, bell towers, and statues. Inside, you’ll be able to see a collection of statues and oil paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries. Among the highlights is a statue of San Miguel Arcangel crafted out of corn stalks and orchid bulbs. Every April, the statue is honored in a festival held in the Jardin, right in front of the church.

Parque Benito Juarez

Parque Juarez—San Miguel de Allende’s version of Central Park—is about a 5-minute walk away from Guadiana. The serene park is the largest green space located within the city center and has a wide variety of amenities including walking paths, fountains, a playground, and many benches under tall shade trees. Public fitness classes for yoga, tai chi, and zumba are regularly offered at the park.

Parque Juarez is the site for many cultural activities and annual events like the Candelaria Plant Sale in February and the La Calaca Festival in November.


Arts and culture

San Miguel de Allende attracts countless retirees and new residents every year for the same reasons why many of the first foreign residents arrived following World War II. Many were veterans who enrolled in art classes and workshops at local institutes, which were covered by the GI Bill. This helped establish the city’s reputation as a premier destination for the arts.

Today, San Miguel de Allende has a flourishing art scene filled with galleries, performance spaces, and foreign and independent cinemas. Locals and visitors alike enjoy a myriad of cultural festivals, theater showcases, exhibits, lectures, and live music performances throughout the year.

If you’re looking to immerse yourself in the city’s rich history and arts and culture scene, visit these museums close to Guadiana:

Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramirez Nigromante

Built during the 18th century as a nun’s cloister and originally known as the “Convento Real de la Concepcion,” Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramirez Nigromante features a collection of murals by renowned artists like Eleanor Cohen, Pedro Martinez, and David Alfaro Siqueiros.

Museo La Esquina

The Museo La Esquina houses an extensive collection of toys amassed for more than half a century by museum owner Angelica Tijerina. The museum aims to preserve the traditions and techniques used by toymakers from Mexico by exhibiting different pieces from regions across the country. Visitors can explore four main themed areas exhibiting toys made from different materials like wheat, wood, fabric, and plastic.

Otra Cara de Mexico

Otra Cara de Mexico (which means “Another Face of Mexico”) is a museum that houses a vast collection of more than 500 Mexican ceremonial masks collected by owner and curator Bill LaVasseur for over 25 years. All of the masks exhibited have been worn during indigenous performances throughout the country, providing visitors with a unique glimpse into colonial Mexico’s traditional culture.

Visitors can join guided tours with audiovisual materials that help provide a deeper look at the symbolic value of the masks in the collection.

Arts and culture

Guadiana residents—like the rest of this small village—have easy access to a range of delightful dining options guaranteed to satisfy your cravings. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, catching up with friends, or looking to try something new, there’s no shortage of fine dining restaurants, bistros, and cafes for you to discover in and around the neighborhood. TripAdvisor boasts over 550 restaurants for this town of only 150,000. Here are some notable restaurants for you to check out:

  • Luna Rooftop Restaurant
  • La Parada
  • Lavanda Cafe
  • La Azotea
  • Restaurante Lima - Cocina Peruana

Events and festivals

There’s a stellar lineup of exciting events to look forward to every year when you’re living in Guadiana. Many popular events and festivals in San Miguel de Allende are hosted at the Jardin, just a quick ten-minute walk away from the neighborhood. Below are several signature events all residents of the city enjoy:

El Senor de la Conquista (The Lord of the Conquest) - Early March

Witness droves of dazzling conchero or Chichimeca dancers adorned in colorful headdresses and clacking shells as they move together with the beat in this religious festival celebrating the time when Christ lived among us.

All neighborhoods from San Miguel are well-represented by the participating dancers, and locals from nearby communities and beyond join the festivities by parading in costumes inspired by the great Aztec, Toltec, and Mayan warriors of the past. The parade culminates at the Parroquia, where everyone dances in front of the Christ of the Conquest statue and recites 33 prayers to commemorate every year of Christ’s existence on earth.

Semana Santa / Easter - Holy Week (March to April)

San Miguel de Allende celebrates the Easter holiday period—known locally as Semana Santa and Semana Pasqual—with numerous solemn but stunning parades. However, a bit of levity is enjoyed with the tradition of stuffing effigies with fireworks and displaying them in the square. The effigies originally represented Judas Iscariot, but have since been changed to depict fictional characters and public personalities. Lighting the fireworks causes the effigies to spin around, and kids scramble to collect pieces right after they explode.

A week before Easter, a procession led by a group of priests, altar boys, and brass bands accompany a shrine as it travels to various churches as Easter Sunday approaches.

Dia de Los Locos (Day of the Crazy People) - June

Celebrate the Festival of San Antonio de Padua—also known as Dia de Los Locos—by witnessing thousands parading on the city streets while wearing over-the-top handmade costumes depicting cartoon characters, actors, monsters, and politicians. It’s like a tamer PG version of Mardi Gras without the mechanical floats, it’s all on foot, with parade participants throwing candy to the onlookers who often bring upturned umbrellas to catch their bounty.

It is said that the festival was started by gardeners who worshipped St. Anthony in the days prior to the harvest. The gardeners performed various dances as an offering, attracting the attention of curious onlookers who thought of them as lunatics. To scare off the crowds looking to witness their ritual, the gardeners started dressing up as scarecrows.

Mexican Independence Day - September

Since Mexico’s war of independence from Spain technically originated in San Miguel de Allende, one can imagine that San Miguel hosts the nations’ most extravagant celebrations—it’s the city’s busiest holiday! At 11:00 the evening of each September 15th, an important figurehead—previously, the nation’s President would attend every other year—initiates the celebration with the Grito de Dolores or the “Cry of Dolores,” the country’s battle cry shouted by the insurgents, some of whom started from the nearby village of Dolores before marching to San Miguel where they met up with Ignacio Allende, for whom the town is now named (we were originally called San Miguel el Grande).

Crowds gather at Ignacio Allende’s original family home and shout “Viva Mexico!” with the mayor reading a proclamation of freedom on the balcony as church bells ring and colorful fireworks illuminate the night sky. It’s truly a celebration not to be missed!

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) - November

Altars honoring the dear departed and vendors selling sugar skulls and skeleton-themed goodies and trinkets fill the streets of San Miguel during the fun-filled two-day Dia de los Muertos celebration. The Jardin is a terrific place to celebrate the festivities, with dozens of face-painting booths and crowds dressed in costumes.

One of the most photogenic elements celebrated in conjunction with Dia de los Muertos is the annual Catrina parade, largest in Mexico. Participants get their faces painted as elegant cadavers—the men are Catrins in top hats, the women are Catrinas in astounding evening attire—and hundreds then parade down and around the Jardin, throwing candy to the local children who line up for blocks to see the elegant festivities. This is one of the most photographed events of the year!

Outdoor destinations

Guadiana residents looking to reconnect with nature by spending a relaxing day outdoors will be able to find many beautiful parks, trails, and open spaces surrounding the city. Here’s a list of outdoor destinations located near Guadiana and the city:

Charco del Ingenio

Charco del Ingenio is a sprawling botanical garden and nature preserve situated on the outskirts of San Miguel de Allende, a quick 30-minute walk away from the city center. This natural haven is home to a diverse collection of cacti, succulents, wildflowers, and endangered plants. Visitors can explore the hiking trails leading deep into a canyon surrounded by tree groves and thick scrubs and brushes.

San Miguel Adventure Park

San Miguel Adventure Park is the perfect place to enjoy an unforgettable outdoor experience with its extensive network of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Enjoy panoramic views of the city and soak in marvelous semi-desert landscape vistas as you make your way through the trails. In addition to its trails, the park offers ATV rides, a zip line across a canyon, and balloon flights.

Coyote Canyon Adventures

Open since 2000, Coyote Canyon Adventures is a family-owned recreational company offering archeological tours, cultural experiences, horseback riding excursions, and outdoor activities.

Their horseback riding packages are very popular and are available in several options including half-day and full-day excursions, sunset rides, traditional saloon/cantina crawls, and overnight camping trips. The trips offer a unique opportunity to explore serene trails on horseback as you take in picturesque scenery. They have even offered night tours through San Miguel on horseback, an astounding sight when you stumble across them

If you’re in the mood for more adventures, you can include a rappelling add-on to your horseback riding adventure to descend deep into the heart of the canyon.


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